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A gifted composer and instrumentalist, Bill’s music has been described as cinematic, adventurous, and innovative. Bill was featured in Guitar Player Magazine for his collaboration with Erdem Helvacioglu on the critically acclaimed CD, “ Fields and Fences ”.  You can find out more about Bill at http://billwalkermusic.com/   Please also consider supporting him via his paypal: billwalker@baymoon.com
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Theresa is a composer, cellist and vocalist active at the intersection of music, experimentation, improvisation and the synergy of multiple disciplines. Her works include The Unlearning (Tzadik), 21 songs for violin, cello and 2 voices inspired by Goya's Disasters of War etchings, O Sleep, an improvised opera for an 8 piece ensemble exploring the conundrum of sleep and dream life. In 2018, Theresa founded fo'c'sle, a record label dedicated to adventurous music from the Bay Area and beyond....
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Zachary James Watkins is an Oakland-based sound artist and is one-half of the ecstatic duo Black Spirituals. Zachary has received commissions from Cornish, The Microscores Project, The Beam Foundation, Somnubutone, the sfSoundGroup and the Seattle Chamber Players. He has shared bills with Earth, the Sun Ra Arkestra, and designed the sound and composed music for the plays “I have loved Strangers.” His 2006 composition Suite for String Quartet was awarded the Paul Merritt Henry Prize for...
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Jennifer S. Cheng’s work includes poetry, lyric essay, and image-text forms exploring immigrant home-building, shadow poetics, and the feminine monstrous. She is the author of MOON: LETTERS, MAPS, POEMS, selected by Bhanu Kapil for the Tarpaulin Sky Award, and HOUSE A, selected by Claudia Rankine for the Omnidawn Poetry Prize. She is a 2019 NEA Literature Fellow and graduated from Brown University, the University of Iowa, and San Francisco State University. Read more at www.jenniferscheng.com...
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Lamar Harris is a trombonist with a unique style and sound. His influences flow from jazz, hip-hop, world music to classical themes and is incorporated into his music. He has recorded several projects with his latest being “ The World of Man”  for Alvin Ailey Dance Company’s   STILL   choreographed by Kirven Douthit-Boyd. Lamar also plays flugelhorn, tuba, keys and has been a featured artist at Jazz St. Louis, the Whitaker Festival, Taste of St. Louis, Riverfront Times Best of Awards,...
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On June 15, Ainsley Wagoner performed live for the Internet Archive. Ainsley creates ethereal music as Silverware.  Her music can be found on Bandcamp ( https://silverware.bandcamp.com/ ), Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/silversilverwareware ), Instagram ( https://www.instagram.com/silllverware/ ), and Spotify ( https://open.spotify.com/artist/5U2u4QhS0rzS8IRRbXUuIu?si=P2G24oOkS7KXR3OTMnsJ6A ). She just released a 2-single 7" record last year along with a music video.  Ainsley is...
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Otay Mesa Detention Resistance Group https://www.otaymesadetentionresistance.org/donate Venmo using @otaymesadetentionresistance  Support fund for black and LGBTQ plus refugees and migrants https://transgenderlawcenter.org/programs/blmp   To order the chapbook Swallows, Venmo your name and mailing address with $16 for shipping inside the US to: @Vickie-Vertiz  Author website: vickievertiz.com
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Zoom performance for Internet Archive
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A performance by Bay Area chicanx songwriter/composer, Jess Sylvester (Marinero). Marinero is known for his dreamy, cholo-fi signature style of taking samples of 60s latin music and adding spacey pop flavors. His newest album, Trópico de Cáncer, is rooted in bossa nova and Tropicália sounds.  Watch his profile in Content Magazine: https://vimeo.com/356981000   You can find more of his music on his webpage: https://maringuero.bandcamp.com/
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Ivan Forde (b. 1990) works across printmaking, digital animation, sound performance, and installation. Using a wide variety of photo-based and print-making processes (and more recently music and performance), Ivan Forde retells stories from epic poetry casting himself as every character. His non-linear versions of these time-worn tales open the possibility of new archetypes and alternative endings. By crafting his own unique mythology and inserting himself in historical narratives, he connects...
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Jess, with his musical partner, Peter One, is one of the most popular musical acts in West Africa, performing to stadium-sized audiences at home in the Ivory Coast and throughout Benin, Burkina Faso and Togo. Their album, Our Garden Needs Its Flowers, originally thrust them into stardom in the late ’80s. The album was inspired both by classic American country and folk music and the traditions of Ivorian village songs, but it focused thematically on the political turmoil of the region. Songs...
Topics: internet archive, Jess Sah Bi
Cory Cullinan — also known as family performing artist Doctor Noize — is a Stanford music graduate, elected member of the Recording Academy Board of Governors (best known for putting on the Grammys), a Recording Arts professor at University of Colorado Denver in the school year and Stanford in the summers, an oft-commissioned musical theatre composer and composer for film and TV, and the owner of Reach Studios in Colorado. He’s CEO of Doctor Noize Inc., where he’s produced...
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Jacob Richards is a Los Angeles-based drummer, composer, and creative coder who specializes in building new systems for performance that prioritize improvisation. He leverages technologies such as virtual reality, trigger electronics, and live coding to explore computationally mediated improvisation. His solo drums and electronics project BATTERY was  interviewed in January 2017 by Bandcamp . He recently published a 360 VR music video app on the iOS and Android mobile platforms for songwriter...
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We met the wonderful Jess Sah Bi last week and now we get the pleasure of hosting his musical partner, Peter. Together, they are one of the most popular musical acts in West Africa, performing to stadium-sized audiences at home in the Ivory Coast and throughout Benin, Burkina Faso, and Togo. Their album, Our Garden Needs Its Flowers, originally thrust them into stardom in the late '80s. The album was inspired both by classic American country and folk music and the traditions of Ivorian village...
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Jill Sobule is an award winning artist with the ECR Music Group, has released a dozen of albums spanning three decades of recording, tackling such topics as the death penalty, anorexia nervosa, shoplifting, reproduction, the French Resistance, adolescent malaise, LGBTQ issues, and the Christian Right, to name a few - with her trademark wit and aplomb.  Jill Sobule’s recording career began in 1990 with the album Things Here Are Different (MCA), produced by Todd Rundgren. Radio took...
Topics: Jill Sobule, internet archive
Proceed To The Route is a no genre duo that's never played anywhere great or with anyone famous. We get lost a lot....hence our name. You can contact us on a street corner somewhere.
Topics: proceed to the route, ruth jacobson, jeff kaplan, internet archive
Evie Ladin, (pronounced EEvee LAYdin) is a Banjo player, singer, songwriter, percussive-dancer, choreographer and square-dance caller. Evie’s performances, recordings and teaching reconnect Appalachian music/dance with other African-Diaspora traditions, and have been heard from A Prairie Home Companion to Lincoln Center, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass to Celtic Connections. Evie tours internationally with Keith Terry and her Evie Ladin Band; and has produced numerous albums and instructional DVDs....
Topics: Evie Ladin, Keith Terry, internet archive
On Monday, September 21, 2020, Celine Mogielnicki performed for the Internet Archive. Soprano Celine Mogielnicki is a versatile artist, recognised for her “delicious” (Opera Today) and “finely balanced” (NY Times) singing and recently hailed for singing “perfect in diction and phrasing…with powerful gradations of emotions” (Milbrook Independent). Recent, Pre COVID performances included Beethoven’s Mass in C and Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras #5 with the National Music...
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Dan Bailey Tribe  presents soul funk reggae inspired by the wanderlust of an endless summer. A native of New York’s infamous Hamptons, Bailey’s South African roots and his command of the West African djembe channel a vibration of celebration. As a boy, he taught himself guitar and received the gift of rhythm from his godfather Babatunde Olatunji, world-renowned Master Drummer and cultural ambassador. Bailey studied Olatunji’s unique method of teaching West African djembe and by the age...
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Honey Son is the brainchild of Mars Wright that lives somewhere between alternative R&B and ambient -- involving a toolkit of loopers, samplers, and instruments to compliment sweet, syrupy vocals. His work is an experimental lamentation via sonic toolkit and voice. He often performs music with his daughter, Olivia, and is based in Austin, Texas. You can learn more about Honey Son’s work at their  website .
Topics: Mars Wright, Honey Son, internet archive
Daniel Sanchez is a Chilean-American singer-songwriter, performing and releasing music as "Rulitos," which means "curly hair" in Spanish. His music sounds like his unique cultural identity and upbringing: American Folk, but not necessarily Americana, sung in Spanish, with a Chilean accent. Listen to it before NPR ruins it. Follow him on Instagram at @iluvrulitos. Want to watch Rulitos perform another few songs? Check him out on Austin Sunset Public Programming on YouTube –...
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Kiva Uhuru is a vocalist and guitarist in downtown San José who is weaving together the sounds of blues, folk, and neo-soul to create their own language of lyrical storytelling. Kiva experiments with live-looping and improvisation, to provide a musical experience that is as equal parts genuine as it is ephemeral. Kiva got their start busking in the street as a high-schooler, and hopes to find new ways to be present with audiences in virtual spaces.
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Alisa Amador   (uh-LEE-suh AH-mah-dohr)  is a boston-born Latinx singer-songwriter. It was in green rooms, living room rehearsals, and cramped mini vans that she received her first musical education, singing backup vocals since the age of five for her parents’ Latin band, Sol y Canto. While pursuing a degree in Gender Studies and Dance, she spent evenings studying Jazz, Funk, Choral music, vocal improvisation, and Folk Music of North and South America. Today, Alisa’s work is rooted in a...
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Soulful, vibrant and creative are just a few words that just describe creative, “Scooter” Brown. Brown is a native of east St. Louis, Illinois. Growing up, Scooter was exposed to music at a very early age. His father had a huge record collection that gave him a taste of the world of music. Scooter chose the alto saxophone as his primary instrument at the age 11. Upon graduating from Lincoln Middle School he went on to east St. Louis Senior High School where he was exposed to the jazz St....
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Jennifer Bryce was moved to sing at age 7 when she first heard a recording of Ella Fitzgerald. Since then her musical influences have ranged from Stevie Wonder, Dianne Reeves, Etta James to Meredith Monk. She has appeared in clubs and festivals throughout the Bay Area: Yoshi’s, Rasselas, Mason Street, to name a few as well as toured in the Northeast and Europe. Jennifer is the recipient of a Whammie Award for her vocal stylings. Her recording “At Last” is available on iTunes. Please...
Topics: Jennifer Bryce, internet archive
Sarah Delcoco is a recent graduate from the University of Virginia, where she studied Communications and Government. For the past four years, she’s been a member of the Virginia Belles, UVA’s oldest all-female a cappella group. Now she’s picked up the guitar and is returning to her love of classic rock, folk, and pop. You can find her past performances on Youtube under  Sarah Delcoco , or on  The Virginia Belles’ Spotify  (“There’s Nothing Holding Me Back” & “Planets”)...
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Ian Scarfe is a San Francisco based pianist and musical entrepreneur. He is the founder and director of the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival, and appears in collaborative and solo performances around the world. He is a prolific member of Groupmuse, a house-concert-series that brings classical chamber music into a house-party environment. As an organizer, he creates concert experiences and other musical events at an incredibly diverse range of venues, from the intimacy of house concerts, to...
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Dillon Vado is a drummer, vibraphonist and educator in the San Francisco Bay Area, and a graduate of the California Jazz Conservatory. In 2014, Dillon won 1st place in the Jazz Search West competition on vibraphone. Dillon was also acknowledged as the Most Promising Young Jazz Artist of 2017 from the Buddy Montgomery Jazz Legacy Awards. He has performed with Art Lande, Hafez Modirzadeh, Marcus Shelby, Erik Jekabson,  Jeff  Denson, Alan Hall, Kate McGary and Jovino Santos Neto. He can be heard...
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Justin Farren is a folk-pop singer from Sacramento, where he lives in a house built with his own two hands - or as he likes to refer to it, “a living museum of my own mistakes.” The Sacramento News & Review described him as “a storyteller with an impeccable voice, a guitar and a head-full of funny, tender and engaging observation.” His fourth Full Length album , Pretty Free,  is set for release today! It was recorded in a shed in Justin’s own backyard. The majority of the songs...
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Sebastien Debande started his career as a professional musician while living in Chengdu, China. First performing feverish funk-rock jams in bars, often as long as 7 hours non-stop, as Chengdu youth danced to their music. Then in the band, Red Water, touring throughout Sichuan and neighboring provinces, they played for rock festivals, parties of local mafia bosses. and even ended up playing in Lhasa, Tibet, in Front of the head of the Tibetan communist Party, (for which they performed Rage...
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Born and raised in San Diego, CA, Stephen Morris brings a soulful, pop and sprinkle of R&B sound to the music industry. As a singer and songwriter, Stephen describes his work as feel-good music, positivity that speaks to a listener’s life experiences. Stephen has also been a strong advocate for social justice and equality. Stephen has made it a personal goal to spread equality awareness through his music. Stephen has had experience headlining at the House of Blues in San Diego and at the...
Topics: Stephen Encarnacion Morris, internet archive
Davey Mandesea is a musician writing, recording and teaching from his home studio in southern New Hampshire. You can find out more about him and listen to his music at   https://daveyfmandesea.bandcamp.com .
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Theresa Wong is a Bay Area-based composer, cellist and vocalist. Her works include  The Unlearning  (Tzadik), 21 songs for violin, cello and 2 voices inspired by Goya's  Disasters of War  etchings,  O Sleep,  an improvised opera for an 8 piece ensemble exploring the conundrum of sleep and dream life and  Venice Is A Fish,  a collection of solo songs. At the heart of her work is a desire to expand the sonic possibilities of materials and to explore their potential in many modes of...
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Shannon Bodrogi is one of the singers and songwriters in the band SOAR. She lived in the Sunset in San Francisco for the past decade, and this year moved to Seattle to focus on her small art business Psiclops Press. She is a printmaker and textile artist, with a focus on printed fabrics and embroidery. Shannon currently teaches an embroidery workshop through the Vera Project. You can find more information on her classes and art practice as  shannonbodrogiart.com . The art and music in...
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Jonah Spear is a guitarist and songwriter from the Boston area. He’s played in many different bands in the Boston area but is now primarily doing solo work and working on recording his debut album of originals. You can find his music on Spotify under the name Jonah Spear, or on bandcamp at  jonahspear.bandcamp.com Please consider supporting him via Venmo: @Jonah-spear-1 (4644)
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From the TED stage to NBC’s The Voice, Sonia Rao uses her music to uplift and soothe, and as a means to work towards social justice. Forbes praised her politically charged song “Louder” for galvanizing the AAPI vote in November’s election and raising awareness for Stacey Abrams’ Fair Fight Action. The raw and emotional quality of her music lends itself well to the screen, and after having her songs featured on more than 35 television shows, Sonia was named BMI’s Spotlight Indie...
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As a songwriter and recording artist, Bill signed with Geffen Records and released one album with his band, The Brothers Figaro. For the next 12 years, he circled the globe as a multi-instrumentalist touring sideman with John Prine, Aimee Mann, Susanna Hoffs, Richard Thompson, Randy Newman, Lisa Loeb, and Grant Lee Buffalo -- taking the stage at Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, and many iconic L.A. venues, including The Wiltern, Pantages, and the Hollywood Bowl.  Bill has performed live...
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Chris Reed, is the lead singer of the California Rock-Reggae project  Sunny State  and the CEO and Director of Programming and Education for  Modern Minded  and Arts Initiative. Between European and South American tours, Reed has been passionately starting sustainable band, theatre and performing arts programs since 2006. In that time, he has taught more than 50,000 students across California how to proudly nurture their artistic talents.   Chris is a father of two daughters, a...
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Bisi is the world music fusion artist whose music is a unique blend of folk, reggae, soul, rock, r&b, world beats, and afrobeats. Bisi brings his own personal experiences into his songs making them soulful and engaging. His performances create unique moments for the audience. Bisi was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria and now lives in San Francisco. He is the globetrotting & exploring performer using his music as the intersection for dance, music & philosophy. Bisi is a child of the...
Topics: Bisi Obateru, internet archive
Ingrid is a Romanian/American musician and self-taught filmmaker who begun her film journey with nothing but an Iphone 4, a few friends and an idea. Four years later, she has made 14 short films, directed a feature documentary, “Free Trip to Egypt,” released in 2019 and is writing/directing a second feature documentary about real vampires, “Strigoi, the Real Vampires of Transylvania.” Ingrid has composed and performed the scores for her short films and is in the process of releasing her...
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Vic Wong is a great San Francisco-based jazz guitarist. He specializes in early jazz styles of the ’30’s and 40's and performs with the Cottontails, the Alcatraz Islanders, and Project Pimento. During COVID, he’s been posting intimate performances from his living room as “Morning Coffee Sessions” on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/vicwomg/ You can listen to his newest album of solo guitar recordings at: https://vicwong.bandcamp.com/
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Rob Reich  has performed in concert halls, circus tents, dance clubs, and chapels. This breadth of experience has made him a foremost performer and composer in the Bay Area. Reich’s music defies genre, combining strong melodic ideas, rhythmic drive, and a spirit of irreverence and experimentation. His many musical projects include serving as long-time musical director for Circus Bella. Reich recently released an album of original swing music, “Swings Left”. He’s also known for his work...
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Pianist Tin Yi Chelsea Wong’s international career spans a wide variety of performance spaces. Appearances include San Francisco Botanical Garden, Salzburg Wienersaal, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. An advocate of contemporary music, she premiered Lukas Janata’s  Echi , Ilya Demutsky’s  Skomoroshina , Ryan Brown’s  Mortal Lessons , and many other new works. With a focus on extended techniques, Tin Yi Chelsea Wong invented the Harmonic Capo, currently advancing the...
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Guitarist Nick Rossi has an international reputation as a student and practitioner of traditions and techniques from the classic jazz eras of the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, and beyond. In addition to his accomplishments and dedication to the instrument, he is renowned as a local bandleader as well as a writer-historian. A longtime San Francisco resident and lifelong Californian, Nick is also an amateur painter. You can find out more about Nick at his website:  https://www.nickrossiarts.com/bio...
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Steve Lucky & Miss Carmen Getit, the bandleaders of the  Rhumba Bums , bring their six piece band together for the first time since the pandemic started. Playing vintage rhythm & blues and jazz, swing, and boogie woogie, the Rhumba Bums are renowned for their high-energy, highly entertaining show. “The Rhumba Bums abide by Cab Calloway’s advice: ‘Live what’s in your soul and sing your friggin’ heart out” (Downbeat Magazine) Muddy Waters’ pianist Pinetop Perkins called...
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Bettie Wood is a drag performer and costume designer based out of Ashland, Oregon. Bettie’s performances include a variety of styles, ranging from campy to creepy and everything in between. More of Bettie’s work can be found on Instagram @bettiewoodqueen or through her work with the GreenHAUS, Ashland’s premiere drag collective.
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Coco is a member of our team and will be sharing their inventive work with us this morning! Below is the mysterious and intriguing bio, website, and instagram for their work. Instead of pausing for an intro at the hour, Coco will perform an unbroken 10 minute piece for us starting at 9:55 am PST. We encourage people to tune in early to experience the full piece! website:  https://asmr.software ig: @asmr.hex bio:...
Topics: Coco Walsh, internet archive
Country auteur, Dougie Poole’s music has been described as an “intersection of experimental pop and outlaw country.” His newest album, The Freelancer’s Blues, was released this June. To learn more about Dougie, you can visit his website at: https://dougiepoole.bandcamp.com .
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Katsumi Asazawa R &B & reggae artist, composer, guitarist Performing BEYOND COLORS Katsumi writes: I am a lifelong musician involved in many bands over the years. I have traveled to Europe with an R&B band, performed in many nightclubs and other venues throughout California and Canada. I have performed in predominately reggae, blues, rock and jazz bands. I’m local from the Bay Area and live in San Francisco.  I have a lifelong relationship with Ed Gordon and together we write...
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Aliza Hava (“aLEEza Hah-vuh”) performed and co-produced concerts at the United Nations headquarters in NYC. She earned a position as Chair of the UN International Day of Peace NGO Music Committee, and went on to produce live concerts on six continents in partnership with over forty civic society, governmental, and environmental organizations. While living part-time in the Middle East, Hava represented UN-related peacebuilding initiatives and worked with Israeli and Palestinian musicians...
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Bennett Konesni owns and runs Duckback Farm in Belfast, Maine, focusing on garlic production for seed and table, culinary herbs, and teas.  In addition to farming he is an internationally-touring musician, focusing on northern fiddle and dance music as well as worksongs for field and forest, which he uses regularly on his own farm and teaches at workshops. He also creates vivid papercuttings which depict a culture of food that integrates heritage breeds, seeds, songs, stories and dances. ...
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On Friday, September 25, 2020, Sam Post performed for the Internet Archive. Sam Post is an acclaimed pianist and composer who delights audiences with his signature mix of original compositions—ranging in style from neo-Baroque to hip-hop—along with the classics. The Washington Post has praised his abilities at the piano (“confident, sensitive...a pianist with drive and intelligence”), the Bay Area Reporter lauded his chamber symphony (“Post has created a breathtaking musical joy...
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Born in Staten Island, New York, recording artist Rob Dehlinger performs all over the world. Currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area, he does over 200 shows a year as a vocalist and trumpet player, and is the frontman of “ Robert Dehlinger's Alpha Rhythm Kings ”. Rob has shared the stage with an eclectic array of artists, including Ledisi, Wanda Jackson, Dan Aykroyd, Michael Bolton, Theodore Bikel, and Meat Loaf.    Dehlinger composed the original score for the 2016 film...
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The Undercurrent is a San Francisco-based indie duo of Wendy Chuah and Paul Zielinski. They write, self-record and produce music that has a soulful, indie pop sound with a distinct California vibe. The Undercurrent released their debut album “In Between” last fall and pre-Covid, frequently performed at venues like Rickshaw Stop and The Independent.  Check out their music on Spotify and watch their “Quarantunes” music videos on YouTube ! They’re also about to release a brand new...
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MARI KIMURA  is at the forefront of violinists who are extending the technical and expressive capabilities of the instrument. As a performer, composer, researcher, and entrepreneur, she has opened up new sonic worlds and new musical possibilities for the violin. Notably, she has mastered the production of pitches that sound up to an octave below the violin’s lowest string without retuning. This technique, which she calls Subharmonics, has earned Mari considerable renown in the concert music...
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Noaa Rienecker is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist originally from San Jose, California. After growing up in the bay area’s DIY punk scene, he studied jazz and composition at Berklee College of Music before dropping out in 2014. Noaa then spent several years traveling and busking all over the world, spending notable periods in England and and New Orleans, where he gigged playing early jazz, and Texas, where he fell in love with bluegrass and Americana. Pulling his portion of experience and...
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John Huber is a Chicago-based musician and educator. He is a Program Manager at the Old Town School of Folk Music and leads a bluegrass band called The Wandering Boys. He plays guitar and is the bandleader for local singer-songwriter Andrew Sa. In regular times he hosts a weekly concert series and an annual folk music festival. You can find more about John and his music on instagram at @johnjhuber or via his band,  @wanderingboys. Please also consider supporting him via venmo: @JohnHuber...
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Adrian Applin is a Bay Area based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who plays the piano, guitar, and ukulele. Adrian’s musical style is broad and eclectic and while the genres may shift, all of his songs are connected by the common thread of his powerful, versatile vocals. Music has always been a part of Adrian’s life; from a young age he began performing R&B and Motown tunes with his father and his band, which had a profound influence on his musical development. Adrian most...
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Ammon Chung, also known as abc_sadboy, is a multi-instrumentalist who is classically trained in viola. His work reflects his American born Chinese background by blending classical training and 90s dream pop while incorporating Chinese scales. Chung has played with YoYo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, and was a guest artist for the Utah Symphony. His work has also been used commercially for Coca Cola, Snapchat, Cadillac, and others. Please support him via his venmo: @abc_sadboy (5546)
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Same Girls is an East Bay new wave band led by singer/songwriter Taifa Nia. Drawing inspiration from classic movements, like Motown and Grunge, Same girls blend an idiosyncratic sound with their 21st century sensibility. Their first studio album, “Young Minded” was released by Text Me Records. You can find more about them and their work on Spotify and on instagram. They were also featured on KQED Arts !  Please consider supporting them via venmo: @taifa-nia
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A native of Japan, pianist Ken Iisaka has appeared in such places as Berliner Philharmonie, National Gallery of Canada, Gasteig München, and in such cities as Shanghai, Tōkyō, Fort Worth, Minneapolis, New York, Washington DC, and Victoria, BC as a soloist and chamber musician. Iisaka maintains a multi-faceted career, as an AI engineer, a pianist, a teacher, and also as a writer for the San Francisco Classical Voice and Pianist magazine.Iisaka resides in Foster City, surrounded by 4 pianos, a...
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Emily Afton performed for the Internet Archive on September 18, 2020. Emily Afton is an Oakland-based singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and queer feminist. Her catchy and nostalgia infused indie-pop music has been described by NPR as “…wonderful, wonderful electro-pop that’s weary of life, but positive.” Just ahead of the COVID-19 pandemic, Afton released her latest EP titled ‘Consideration,’ which she describes as “a diary of the zeitgeist; a layered compilation...
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Gary Vogensen is a freelance guitarist, singer, harmonica player, music teacher, and bandleader. The first half of his career involved touring and recording with major artists in blues, outlaw country, and rock including Etta James, Steve Miller, Boz Scaggs, Elvin Bishop, Maria Muldaur, and the New Riders of the Purple Sage. He can be seen on guitar with The Blues Broads on the current PBS Special “Live from the Freight” (from local venue, Freight & Salvage in Berkeley) and “Best of...
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Marc Coleman’s music ranges from singer/songwriter to alternative, rock, blues, soul, folk, rock folk, and even some country. He is a self-taught guitarist and wrote his first song at age 5. His first music teacher was the jazz legend, Ali Jackson, who taught him music theory and helped to establish his spiritual connection to music. He’s available for hire as a freelance musician for private functions and touring programs. He also performs weekly at the Ferry Building and in Hayes Valley...
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James & Caslon are doing something we haven't ever been able to accomplish in our music series! They're performing live together while sheltering in place! James brought out his engineering skills to make this happen and there's wires running between their apartments to ensure that their sound is cohesive and in sync.   A little bit about them as musicians: James is a synthesizer wizard who has been making music for 20 years, most notably in his project Synthescheiße, an improvisational...
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Mike has been making a lot of noise for the last 20 years. During that time, he’s performed as a drummer, DJ, and computer musician. Currently, he’s writing for his mathrock project, Everett. Mike is also a web developer, and spends a lot of time working on very silly projects. He’s hoping to complete a country music generator in 2021. Please consider supporting Mike and his projects via venmo: Christopher-Lanier-2 (8266)
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Sarah grew up in Berkeley, and is a pianist who has recently and upcoming concerts at Gualala Arts, the Barbican Centre in London, BAMPFA, San Francisco Symphony’s SoundBox, the Huddersfield Festival in the UK, and the National Gallery. She also hosts a weekly radio show, Revolutions Per Minute, on KALW, 91.7 FM, and teaches at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. You can learn more about her and her work at  her website .
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Forest Sun was born in upstate New York to folksinging back-to-the-land hippie parents. Forest wrote songs with Rory Block when he was six years old, learned to juggle with WavyGravy when he was 9, and studied drumming with the late African master percussionist Babatunde Olatunji as a teenager. In college he played in a band with SNL star Maya Rudolph. They opened for No Doubt at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz before Forest left to study art in Spain. A pioneer of the DIY movement he recorded his...
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Anne Roos performed the celtic harp for the Internet Archive on March 8, 2021. She has also performed on the 2015 Grammy® Award Winning New Age Album, her music has flown around the world in United Airline’s inflight music service, and she has appeared on countless podcasts, radio programs, and TV shows in her 30 years of playing.  Anne is livestreaming mini-concerts, that can be viewed at  crowdcast.io/harpistanneroos  and has a patreon as well:  patreon.com/harpistanneroos . Find out...
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Born and raised in San Diego, CA, Nandi Weser brings a melodic and soulful R&B sound to the music industry. As a singer and songwriter, Nandi describes her work as feel-good music that speaks to a listener’s life experiences. Nandi has also been a strong advocate for social justice and mental health. With a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy, Nandi has made it a personal goal to spread mental health awareness through her work and through her music. Nandi shared “I realize the power...
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Monica Chew ( https://monicachew.com ) is an Oakland pianist and composer. In 2017 she released her first solo album, Tender and Strange, featuring works by Bartók, Janáček, Messiaen, Takemitsu, and Scriabin. A “gifted player with an affinity for deeply sensitive expression” (Whole Note, June/July/August 2018), her playing is “wonderfully delicate, like tissue” (International Pianist, July/August 2018). She has been a featured artist on KVMR, KPFA and radio stations across the United...
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Grammy-nominated female bass legend, Divinity Roxx, integrates elements of rhythm and blues, hip hop, funk, soul, and rock in her work. As Beyonce’s bassist and Musical Director for “The Beyonce Experience” and “I am… World Tour,” Divinity appeared in several music videos, performed at the White House for the Obamas, and also composed original music. Her solo album ‘ImPossible’ earned her an Independent Music Award for ‘Best Spoken Word Album,’ She was recently hand-picked...
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Rolf Schulte was born in Germany and came to this country in 1969 to study at the Curtis Institute with world-famous pedagogue Ivan Galamian. Mr. Schulte has since worked with leading American composers Elliott Carter, Milton Babbitt, Mario Davidovsky, Donald Martino, Fred Lerdahl and many others. Among his recordings are Schönberg  Violin Concerto  with London Philharmonia/Robert Craft (Naxos), Carter  Violin Concerto  and  Four Lauds  (Bridge Records), Robert Schumann violin works...
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Jacob’s dream and life goal is to be a worldwide performer, both solo and collaborating with other musicians. He will be transforming his website and social media diligently over the next few weeks. He invites everyone to witness the transformation! He has a single out on all streaming platforms (Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music, etc.) called “Dig My Garden”, and just had two more new singles released in February. You can learn more about Jacob on his website Jacobphilipbenning.com ,...
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Tom Finch , a California native and multi-instrumentalist for over thirty years is Influenced by rock, funk, blues, and jazz styles! A Gulf Coast Music Hall of Fame inductee, Tom has toured throughout the U.S., Europe, Japan and Canada, and is featured on many albums with groups such as Big Brother & the Holding Co, Jazz Iguanas and Pamela Parker as well as leading his own groups. Tom has played with a variety of artists some of which include Joan Baez, Norton Buffalo, Steve Smith, Kai...
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